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Truck and automobile traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma in 2016. (Ted S. Warren/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Truck and automobile traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma in 2016. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

In Seattle, where thousands of employees drive to work every day, parking can be a nightmare. But some companies and organizations — pushed by state and local government — are working to reduce the number of solo-car commutes by charging for parking by day, instead of on a monthly basis. The results appear to be positive, according to David Gutman (@davidlgutman), transportation reporter for The Seattle Times.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Gutman about efforts to reduce the number of commuters who drive alone.

This segment aired on August 11, 2017.

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